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Revisiting ‘War Of The Worlds’

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 28, 2013 4:27 PM
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  • 8 Comments
One vintage radio show remains vibrantly alive in the American consciousness: Orson Welles’ Halloween eve broadcast of H.G. Wells’ "War of the Worlds" from 1938.

An Ode To Bob & Ray

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 5, 2013 2:16 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Usually I write about film-related subjects, but I just spent a happy weekend devouring David Pollock’s biography "Bob and Ray: Keener Than Most Persons" and feel impelled to spread the word about this wonderful and exceptionally well-written book.

Oscars—On The Radio

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 27, 2012 8:18 AM
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By now you might think that every aspect of the Academy Awards has been explored, examined, and dissected—but you’d be wrong. A radio veteran named Jim Hilliker has done an impressive job of research into Oscar’s history in that often-overlooked medium, and provides links to both excerpts and complete broadcasts from the 1930s and 40s. (Did you realize that there was still a separate play-by-play radio broadcast as late as 1968? Neither did I.) As an old-time radio buff I learned a lot from this essay, and while I had heard a few 1940s shows, I never realized that the Academy has posted audio highlights from several years’ programs on its website.

Farewell To A Giant: Norman Corwin

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 19, 2011 3:46 AM
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  • 13 Comments

link we like: California Artists Radio Theater

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 5, 2011 4:30 AM
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